4 found dead in suburban San Diego condo hours into new year

Story highlights

  • Coronado police get a call at 2:20 a.m. Sunday about gunfire inside a condo
  • Authorities find 1 man dead outside, 2 more men and a woman dead inside
  • The sheriff's department says it doesn't "believe there are any outstanding suspects"
Four people were found dead in and around a suburban San Diego condominium early Sunday, apparently killed by gunfire that broke out in the first few hours of 2012, police said.
The Coronado Police Department got a call around 2:20 a.m. about shots being fired inside a residence in that coastal city, which is just southwest of San Diego. Responding officers found a man's body in the doorway, according to a press release from Lt. Larry Nesbit of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
After trying to determine whether there were other people inside the multi-story condo, SWAT team members got inside and found the bodies of two other men and a woman.
The sheriff's department, whose homicide investigators are handling the case, indicated the shooting might have been a murder-suicide.
"Although it is early in the investigation, we do not believe there are any outstanding suspects," Nesbit said.